Andrew’s Front Yard Overhaul
Handyman reader Andrew’s front yard was in bad shape. Andrew wanted to replace it with a low-maintenance modern garden.
Says Andrew, ‘ I removed the small pond and used a bobcat and chainsaw to dig out the grass and tree stumps. Then I poured concrete to extend the driveway, and put up a retaining wall.’
‘The lawn was put down with reticulation, and modern New Zealand flax planted along the driveway for colour. I distributed mulch across the front of the lawn and the garden bed.’
‘The final stage will be painting the downpipes, gutters and driveway to match the cream garage door and retaining walls.’